She never seems satisfied...(Formula/breast milk)
Note: I posted this in another group, so it might get a little confusing since there are two parts.
Well, not a day goes by since Anaiese has been born I don't think about this.
I'm currently breastfeeding/formula her. I'm not producing enough milk for some reason, so I have to substitute with formula.
My pedi says 24 oz in 24 hours.
I feed her 2 oz every 2 hours...not even an hour and half goes by and she's screaming for more...sometimes even after feeding she's still hungry.
With breastmilk, it digests faster then formula.
But she eats more formula right now than breastmilk. I'm afriad of over feeding her. Some say feed on demand, they know when to stop. Some give their kids 4 oz....My neighbor behind me is feeding her newborn 4 oz every 2 hours, and he's chunky!!
I don't know...I just don't want her to be hungry, yet I don't want to over feed her.
Can some of you shine the light here and give me some advice...what're you doing with your newborns?
For the first week after she was born I did nothing but pump because I found it so much easier to bottle feed her. She had a problem latching which frustrated her and me as well. After reading on pumping I know now it hurts my supply significantly. Now for the past two weeks I've given her the breast. She's latching on perfectly but like I said, I'm not making enough.
My breasts are super soft and my breast pads are not full anymore like they were the first week. Sure she's getting some...but right after formula. She's just HUNGRY!
I give her as much as the breast as I can throughtout the day, BUT I'm worried about when I go back to work. I can't breast feed her at work. Which is why I'm giving her the bottle. Though I know my option is to pump, but like I said..with the pump I get about 1/4 oz when it used to be 2. I do not make enough to even freeze for future feedings..which I was clearly hoping on.
Now I didn't breastfeed with my first...so this is a major step for me. I didn't read on this back in my teen years...I want nothing but the best for her, which is why I'm trying.I'm not giving up, but I have to supplement.
I know if I keep giving her the breast, maybe I'll produce more..but it's been two weeks already. :/
No, I haven't seen an LC. My doc didn't even reccomend it, hell I don't even know if we have one in this small ass town. :/ All I'm doing so far is staying hydrated, eating (but not much) and taking my prenatals.